Host Larry Mantle together with critics Peter Rainer of New York Magazine and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss this week's film and video releases. The selections are: The 20th anniversary re-release of E.T. the Extraterrestial, Blade II, the re-release of Lola, and Sorority Boys. The critics take a look at some new videos as well as share their reactions to the Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Film. We wish the very best to Henry Sheehan, who is leaving the Orange County Register but will continue to appear on FilmWeek. We wanted to issue a very special thank you our listners who were able to join us at the new Arclight Cinerama Dome Entertainment Complex for a special taping of FilmWeek in front of a live audience.
AirTalk dives into a decades-old debate to extend the 710 freeway before Metro votes today on a proposal that would scrap the idea. We'll also take a look at what Gov. Brown's budget means for the future CalPERS; what makes a successful business partnership?; a refresher on the Paris Accord; and more.
AirTalk debates an amendment proposed yesterday to diminish the UC system's autonomy, with changes that would allow the Legislature to fund the UC Office of the President and take away the UC president's voting rights. We also discuss new technology being used to test drivers for marijuana use across the state, the uptick in Americans working over 65, and more.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell stops by AirTalk's studios for his regular check-in; an update on former CIA director John Brennan's testimony today; a partisan analysis of Trump's new budget plan; debating a new state bill that would implement sliding-scale traffic fines for low-income drivers; and more.
Last year, California voters approved a parole process overhaul for the state via Prop 57 after a heated debate about what the bill could mean for sex offenders convicted of non-violent crimes - we dive into the bill's new guidelines. We'll also cover the latest in a busy weekend of politics; what is "stealthing"?; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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